The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography

The inaccessible cliffs of Elephant Island, 1916


Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V


With cliffs like these blocking their access to the interior of the island, Shackleton’s men had been lucky to come across the beach at Cape Wild, where they could make a safe camp

Silver bromide print

13.4 x 20.6 cm